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Francis Glisson

Francis Glisson was a British physician, anatomist, and writer on medical subjects. He did important work on the anatomy of the liver, and he wrote an early pediatric text on rickets. An experiment he performed helped debunk the balloonist theory of muscle contraction by showing that when a muscle contracted under water, the water level did not rise, and thus no air or fluid could be entering the muscle... Read More

Born1597
Bristol
Died14 October 1677
London
NationalityBritish
Fieldsphysician
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